We’ve arrived in 2020. And with the new year comes resolutions to better ourselves. And what better way to do that, then to start taking care of your skin?
Skincare is the easiest way to practice self-care. It doesn’t require you to eat kale, it doesn’t require you to clean under your bed, and it doesn’t require you to set goals that are unattainable. With skincare, if you do it even for one day, you’ll see and feel the difference.
The easiest way to start taking care of your skin is to build a skincare regimen. By understanding each step and starting out simply, you’ll have an easier time sticking to it and a greater appreciation for how every step benefits you.
The most basic and effective skincare regimens are 5 steps or less. Here are the most essential steps and how they benefit your skin.
Dirt, oil, free radicals, pollution, sweat, and makeup build up on our skin throughout the day and night, and cleansing removes them to prevent pores from being clogged, while also prepping skin for the rest of your regimen. Use the Hydrating Cleanser for a boost of nourishing actives and grapefruit oil to revitalize your skin in the morning and at night.
We can’t absorb all of the high-potency actives in our skincare if we are bogged down with dull, flaky skin. Weekly exfoliating sloughs away dead skin cells and exposes fresh skin that can absorb the rest of your skincare regimen more effectively. Our exfoliators use fruit enzymes and acids instead of harsh abrasives to effectively remove dead skin without micro-tearing or damaging the skin’s surface.
Serums are the most efficient way to get highly concentrated skincare actives into your skin, and the results will show more quickly than if you just skip to moisturizer. You can layer on multiple serums with actives that target specific skin issues and concerns or you can start with one that has multiple actives to increase cell turnover, firm, and refine skin texture. Shop serums.
Moisturizer & SPF
If there’s one piece of skincare advice that’s been handed down the most throughout time, it’s to moisturize. Everyone needs a moisturizer, but the type you choose has everything to do with what kind of skin you have. If you’re dry, choose one that is rich and creamy. If you’re oily, opt for something more lightweight. If your skin is normal and generally unproblematic, a lotion for all skin types will do. You can keep your regimen concise and choose one that is suitable for day and night or you can use a different moisturizer during the day and at night. Daytime moisturizers tend to be more lightweight, and often contain built-in SPF. Nighttime moisturizers are richer, contain more concentrated actives and don’t contain SPF. Apply immediately after serum. If your daytime moisturizer doesn’t include an SPF of at least 15, make sure to layer on a sunscreen specifically formulated for your face after your moisturizer.
We’re challenging you to take better care of your skin AND yourself in 2020!